trees in the distance
lift limbs at memory’s edge –
Wearing out shoes in my sleep,
I walk along the right angled
curvature of implied spaces.
Stopping to smell the roses,
their bushes have dog biscuits for leaves –
the thorns, are the mourning dove’s call.
Knotty cabbages –
such fine billows bugle outward,
Feathers fall slowly,
turn to grains of sand, bleeding –
trombones’ sleeping eyes .
Saltation ‘s shoreline –
glass harpsichord’s kiss slips by,
jellyfish rumba .
Whispering willows –
tooth paste tap dancer steps out,
coral cormorant .
Lounging out the door –
now creep pages without words,
peckish cranky oust.
Wings of cow dung hit –
a lento, cavalier stars,
a corpuscle of soil –
sandwiched between fast seconds,
soles slide past boughs of strange sheep .
Be prepared for sharp turn ahead –
watch for falling molluscs & steam tractors,
summon superlative hexagons,
small blacksmith artifacts.
Old Woman Moon laughs
as the bridge spins platitudes of pudding.
The hive is now full of tranquil ditties
sharpened on spider silk.
Finally, defoliate whine glasses
as the silence seeps into the toes.
NOTE: All images are from my archive on Dark Pines Photo. Clicking images will take you to original posts (opens in new tab). Stanzas are a mix of free verse, haiku, and tanka. Many thanks.
I’m speaking with myself for one –
I have a very good brain.
I know the best words…….
Most people don’t know that.
Did you know that ?
Did You know that ?
My view matters. That’s the way it goes.
What goes around comes around –
it is a phrase we are going through,
spilling into awareness –
birds fluttering in a dry puddle.
A modest suggestion for an IQ test for those seeking to hold political office. IQ tests evaluate the ability to learn information and skills, and then effectively apply that learning to solve problems. For those wishing to hold political office, they should be evaluated for their intellectual ability to apply empathy and ethics when solving problems in an effective manner. The test should measure their understanding of collaboration, collateral damage, and the implied spaces that extend beyond any solution.
The test should give an accurate evaluation of the subject’s ability to formulate a plan , and efficaciously communicate both the plan and the underlying goals. The level of communication skills will indicate how well the message is presented to a diverse audience.
Stepping into pool
The depth of ignorance grows –
ripples crash shorelines.
Note: The found poem, and their related images, spring from a series of statements ( repeated catch phrases ) made by President Trump (See embedded links). This post combines found poetry, haibun and haiku. I have attempted to use the best words possible. Many thanks for your thoughts & interest.